Joshua Archila, 11, of Orange, was killed in a Riverside car accident when the Toyota Camry in which he was a passenger, was rear-ended. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the15 Freeway in Riverside County. A 2006 Ford F150 crashed into the Toyota the morning of December 28, 2010. Joshua was transported to a nearby hospital where he died. An investigation is ongoing.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Joshua Archila following this tragic car accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Riverside County Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 121 people were killed and 2,615 were injured due to car accidents in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County. During the same year, there were 220 fatalities and 8,561 injuries reported as a result of Riverside County car accidents.
Rear-End Car Accident
Based on this news report, the driver of the Ford pickup truck was unable to stop in time to avoid rear-ending the Camry. Rear-end accidents are often caused by drivers following too close behind another vehicle or by distracted drivers. California Vehicle Code Section 21703 states: “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the roadway.” California Vehicle Code Section 21704 also states that the driver “shall keep the vehicle he is driving at a distance of not less than 300 feet to the rear of any other motor vehicle subject to such speed restriction which is preceding it.”
If the driver of the Ford truck is determined to have been at fault, he or she could be held liable for the boy’s wrongful death and other personal injuries caused. Victims and their families in such cases would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced Riverside personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and make sure that the negligent parties are held accountable.
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